Japan Wants 50 F-35s In 2019-23, 50 More Later—Report

Credit: F-35B: USMC

BEIJING—Japan’s imminent five-year defense plan will include the purchase of 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings, to be followed by a further 50, the Mainichi newspaper says. A committee of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has approved replacement of 99 older Boeing F-15s with F-35s, the same...

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